A lot of firsts for this edition of Fonsie Mealie’s rare book sale

A 1922 first edition of Ulysses leads the sale, while Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales illustrated by Harry Clarke would make a stunning Christmas present

6th December, 2020
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Christopher Finch’s The Art of Walt Disney, from Mickey Mouse to The Magic Kingdom

Headlining in Fonsie Mealy’s Christmas sale are a rare Almanac dating from 1666 which throws light on the state of play in Jonathan Swift’s Dublin (€6,000-€9,000), and an important design archive, that of Bernard Neville, artist, designer, lecturer, late of the Royal College of Art in London, Liberty & Co, and Fonthill Abbey, with sketches and mock-up designs for clothing, fabrics, carpets, wallpaper, and furniture (€5,000-€7,000).

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